Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

  • The University of Pittsburgh Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) provides support and training to researchers and personnel, including those involved in work with animal and/or human subjects. There are multiple regulations, guidelines, and best practices that contain training requirements for employers.  The department is proactive in implementing training programs to meet these requirements, as well as to supplement and enhance environmental, health, and safety activities at the University of Pittsburgh. EHS provides a variety of training options including both live and online training options to accommodate the needs of the University community.  

Safety training requirements vary according to the research conducted or work directed by the investigator.

  • Bloodborne pathogens training is required annually for all personnel with potential exposure to human blood, human body fluids or potentially infectious material in a research or teaching environment, in accordance with OSHA regulations.
  • Chemical hygiene training is required every 3 years for all personnel who handle laboratory chemicals.
  • Training in the Shipment of Dangerous Goods is required every 2 years for all personnel that package certain materials for shipment or label such material for shipment.  These fundamental safety training topics are available online through the ISER web-based training site, and through the EHS website. Additional live sessions of training courses are offered several times a month.
  • Environmental Health and Safety (ISER)
    • Blood-borne Pathogen Training (ISER)
    • Chemical Hygiene Training (ISER)
  • Live Training and Additional EHS-Sponsored Online Training Schedule